It has been reported that a New Zealander opened a bank account today.
A spokesman from Bestwack where the account was opened said the Bank were taking this news very seriously, he went onto say that “if every New Zealander did the same thing the Bank would need to ask the Government to look at increasing the penalties for such blatant breaches of the law”
When asked why the Bank was so concerned he said “well if people have bank accounts then it opens up the possibility that the Bank may lose money by depositing funds in the account, it is simply outrageous that the Bank can be exposed in this way”
He went onto say that “ordinary New Zealanders cannot be trusted to have a bank account, the Bank will for a small weekly charge provide a money box where people can keep their money and when the box is full they can bring it to the Bank where for another small charge the Bank will place the money into the Bank’s account”
When asked about the practicality of this he replied “the Bank offer a range of money boxes catering for both small and large amounts of money and this enables our customers to have a wide choice”
The Bank refused to be drawn on how internet banking can be conducted using money boxes, however the spokesman did say “well we have mail boxes and the mail seems to be able to be moved around and it is exactly the same with money boxes”